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By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
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Lake Mission Viejo Association will be ending the summer with Family Fun Day. This event brings families together to work, play and compete in an afternoon of games and contests. Later there will be a fantastic family concert with MITCHEL MUSSO from the "Hannah Montana Show" followed by Fireworks...

By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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It takes a little over 1.1 months to sell a home in Lake Forest the shortest time in Orange County.  The difference is amazing it is about 20% faster than it was 2 weeks ago and better than 60% faster than a year ago.  The average home this past week was priced at a little over $546,000.  As my b...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
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If you have a house to sell, sell it before selecting a house to buy! I know right now this contingence will put sellers off. This will work if your home has been on the market for some time and you have lowered the price to sell it fast because sellers do not want to be tied to your sale. Unless...

By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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Have you ever though about how much you need to retire from work?  Real Estate could make sense for a great retirement vehicle.  Lets look at what you can do.  If you can purchase a home at a low price and pay it off in 10 to 15 years or if you purchase the home cash.  In our area, each home will...

By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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Last night I went to bed knowing that Palos Verdes and Flintridge and Hemit were all dealing with fires.  It is a tribute to our firemen and women who fought the fires all night.  This morning the air assult is on the way and thank god there is little to no wind.  It is much better. Please be car...

By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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California Association of Realtors said Orange County's median selling price in July was $500,210 up 2.4 percent from June.   It is down 6.9 percent from a year ago.  The positive note is that we have gone up in value for 5 out of the last six months this could be a trend.  It is well known that ...

By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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Yesterday, some statistics came out  to show that the movement is in the lower market.  The slow markets in Orange County ar in Laguna Beach and Newport Beach because the homes are expensive and that market is the one laging behind.  If you look at Orange County as a whole you will find prices st...

By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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If you did not read the article the supply of homes for sale in Orange County is shrinking.  We have been watching the inventory in the county drop and it is now half of what it was two years ago.  We have dropped over 1000 properties since May.  This causes multiple offers on homes and modest in...

By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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With the affordability index at the highest level in history it's no wonder so many first time buyers are deciding now is the time to buy a home. Parents are co-mortgaging with their children to help them take advantage of the opportunities in real estate today. The question is, how and who quali...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
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A word of caution - most agents create ads solely to make the phone ring! A good amount of the homes have some kind of a drawback that's not mentioned in the ad, such as traffic noise, power lines, or litigation in the community. We want to sell the house so we have to put it in the best light, t...

By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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A Tustin Lender had priors this is not just a view from a Mission Viejo Realtor.  The Orange County Register showed that a Tustin lender Medical Capital Holdings one of the Partners Sidney Field was investigated for fraud in 1991 accusations supported by interviews and documents thus he had prior...

By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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The Economyis likely to grow sooner not later was the message from Bernanke yesterday.  Assuming that to be true then the up ticks we are seeing in the sales of homes in our area South Orange County and Mission Viejo would continue.  It is even better than that it is the entire country. The Feder...

By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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Sales in July hit the highest level in 28 months as buyers are taking advantage of the lower prices.  In Orange County some sales rose as high as 120-150 percent in parts of Anaheim and Stanton.  These areas have prices ranging from $250,000 to 310,000, according to Data Quick.  In the County, 31...

By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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I took out some buyer's who were down from Northern California and they could not believe how affordable our properties are.  In fact they referred 2 other people to me and all are moving to the area.  More than half of the household's in Orange County, California can earn enough to afford an ent...

By Rita Tayenaka, Broker/ Owner
(Coast to Canyon Real Estate)
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Wow- with summer winding up Mission Viejo has stepped it up for things to do this weekend. You can attend the Ranho Mission Viejo Rodeo both Saturday and Sunday- try a little cow roping or bull riding or more likely watch a little bull riding and cow roping. You can check out the Rodeo website fo...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
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There are now six waterfront properties available in Mission Viejo, CA. The sizes run from, right around 4,000 sq.ft. to 5,500 sq.ft., with 3 to 5 car garages, some include a pool and spa. All of them a standard sales ranging from $2.3 to $3 million. This is the best kept secret in Orange County!...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
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I am searching for Not Yet and Retirees wanting to retire in South Orange County, Mission Viejo, CA.  Even if you are still working but wanting to do something for your future in regards to a retirement home, now is the time. Most retirement communities have an age restriction but did you know th...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
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Just did a check on how the market in my area is doing. I work Real Estate in Mission Viejo, CA Population is over 95,000 Total Active on the market        7/17//09- - 170 detached houses.               8/17/09- - 181 detached houses. Short Sale Active        7/17/09- -35 out of 170              ...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
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I had to go in today for an eye exam at Saddleback Eye Medical Associates in Mission Viejo. This was at a new office and doctor I hadn't seen before, so I was checking them out. Of course the first time you have to fill out all the papers when you arrive but it wasn't too bad.  By the time I fini...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
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I am amazed when I talk to people about their credit! They don't understand what it all means for their lives. Housing, car, furniture, appliances, business, entertainment and health all have to do with your credit. Why, because it will comes down to how much house you have, how nice a car you bu...

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